Friedrich Wanderer

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Casper David Friedrich The Wanderer, Kunsthalle, Hamburg The Napoleonic Wars had devastated much of central Europe and Caspar David Friedrich’s homeland, the Baltic state of Pomerania, had suffered its share of devastation between the terrible years 1806 – 1814. After the defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Liepzig in 1814 and the convening of […]

Franz Marc at the Lenbachhaus, Munich

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Franz Marc at the Lenbachhaus, Munich This wonderful small museum houses many of the most impressive examples of the Blau Reiter (Blue Rider) group formed in Munich in 1911 by Vasily Kandinsky, an expatriate Russian and Franz Marc, a native of the city, who rejected the perceived conservatism of the Neue Kunstlervereinigunng Munchen (the New […]